Hazardous Waste Containment/Disposal 3-58

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 3-58


Safety: Hazardous Waste - Containment/Disposal

  1. Definition

    A hazardous waste is a solid or liquid material with certain properties that could pose dangers to human health, property, or the environment after being thrown away. A hazardous waste may be one of over 400 materials specifically listed by regulation, or a material which meets one of the following characteristics: ingnitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity. Solvents, alkalis, pesticides, dyes, paints, thinners, cleaning fluids, oils, petroleum products, materials that burn or itch on contact with skin, materials that are corrosive and dissolve metals, wood, paper or clothing, flammable materials, materials that bubble or fume on contact with water - these products, and any other product delivered with a shipping paper or label indicating that it is a HAZARDOUS MATERIAL may be a hazardous waste when used or discarded. Additionally, many other materials may not be defined as hazardous waste but may require special instructions for disposal.

  2. Requirements

    Material which must be disposed by special handling is to be inventoried using the School Division’s Hazardous Waste Disposal Form found on the School Division’s Intranet. Information regarding the material and its container must be as specific as possible. The information must be submitted via a work order to the Office of Maintenance Services, which will arrange for disposal or treatment of the material. Where possible, materials will be recycled or treated to minimize the amount of hazardous waste for which the School Division is responsible.

    If the material must be disposed as hazardous waste, a Hazardous Waste Manifest will be generated via Maintenance and will need to be signed when the material is collected. School Division personnel signing the manifest must have been trained in the document and its legal implications.

  3. Containment and Disposal

    The Chief Operations Officer for Division Services or designee is delegated the authority to supervise the proper containment and disposal of hazardous waste as mandated in the legal reference to this Policy.

  4. Reports

    Documentation regarding the disposal of hazardous waste will be maintained at the Office of Maintenance Services.

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 42 U.S.C. § 6901 et seq., as amended.

Environmental Protection Agency, Hazardous Waste Management System: General, 40 CFR Part 261, as amended.

Environmental Protection Agency, Standards Applicable to Generators of Hazardous Waste, 40 CFR Part 262, et seq., as amended.

Environmental Protection Agency, Standards Applicable to Transporters of Hazardous Waste, 40 CFR Part 263, et seq., as amended.

U.S. Department of Transportation, Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, 49 CFR Parts 100-180, as amended.

School Board Policy 3-57

Adopted by School Board: February 16, 1993
Amended by School Board: September 16, 2014
Amended by School Board: February 8, 2022